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Jennifer Maia vs. Roxanne Modafferi, Ayaka Hamasaki vs. Jinh Yu Frey set for Invicta FC 19
(mmafighting.com)
Invicta FC has a pair of title fights coming up next month. Jennifer Maia will defend her flyweight title against fan favorite Roxanne Modafferi in the main event of Invicta FC 19 on Sept. 23 in Kansas City, it was announced Wednesday. In the co-main event, atomweight champion Ayaka Hamasaki will face Jinh Yu Frey. Maia (13-4-1) won the interim belt by beating Vanessa Porto via unanimous decision in March. The exciting Brazilian striker has won four in a row. Maia, 27, only has two losses since 2012. Modafferi (19-12) has won two in a row, including a split decision win over DeAnna Bennett in March. The popular Modafferi is a pioneer in women's MMA, beginning her pro career in 2003. Modafferi, 33, has turned her career around after moving from Japan to Las Vegas to train at Syndicate MMA.
Submitted Aug 18, 2016 5:38PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Charles 'Krazy Horse' Bennett vs. Minoru Kimura added to next Rizin FF event
(mmafighting.com)
Pride FC veteran Charles Bennett is set to make his return to Japan at Rizin FF event in September. The news was announced by the promotion on Thursday. The 36-year-old fighter is set to take on Brazilian kickboxer Minoru Kimura in a featherweight bout. This fight will be contested under MMA rules. This will be Kimura's first fight under MMA rules. The 22-year-old fighter has been fighting in kickboxing since 2010, compiling an impressive record of 21-6-1 with 15 knockout victories. He also hold a record of 5-3 in top kickboxing promotion K-1.
Submitted Aug 18, 2016 5:22PM by JLS - 10 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
CES MMA 38 set for Sept. 23, includes UFC vets Levan Makashvili vs. Sean Soriano
(mmajunkie.com)
CES MMA will return to Connecticut next month, and its next card will include a pair of UFC veterans squaring off at featherweight. Levan Makashvili (11-2-1) will take on Sean Soriano (9-4) at CES MMA 38, promotion officials today announced. In addition, a featherweight bout between Calvin Kattar (15-2) and Chris Foster (9-4) was announced, as was a flyweight fight featuring Carlos Candelario (4-0) vs. Brandon Warne (1-1). CES MMA 38 will take place Sept. 23 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. The main card will air live on AXS TV. No main event for the card was announced, though all three fights are expected to be part of the main card.
Submitted Aug 17, 2016 5:28PM by JLS - 0 comments
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WSOF, Bellator vet Cody Bollinger in for Padilla vs. Anthony Avila at Friday's RFA 42
(mmajunkie.com)
Friday’s RFA 42 event has had a change, and a WSOF and Bellator veteran will get the short-notice call as a result. Chris Padilla (7-1) has been forced out of his lightweight fight against Anthony Avila (12-4) with a broken hand, a promotion official confirmed to MMAjunkie. Stepping in for Padilla on short notice is Cody Bollinger (18-5). RFA 42 takes place Friday at Visalia Convention Center in Visalia, Calif. The main card airs on AXS TV.
Submitted Aug 16, 2016 5:46PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Featherweight champ Andre Harrison meets Alexandre Bezerra in third title fight for Titan FC 41
(mmajunkie.com)
Next month’s Titan FC 41 event now will feature a trio of title fights at the top of the bill. Featherweight champion Andre Harrison (13-0) will go after his fourth title defense when he meets Alexandre Bezerra (18-4) on the card in South Florida. Titan officials announced the new title booking today. Already announced for Titan FC 41 is a main event inaugural women’s bantamweight title fight – a trilogy rematch – between Carina Damm and Kalindra Faria and Farkhad Sharipov vs. Andrew Whitney in the final of a bantamweight tournament to determine the 135-pound men’s champ.
Submitted Aug 16, 2016 5:43PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Rizin FF announces Gabi Garcia's opponent, new fights and more for GP event
(mmafighting.com)
Nine-time jiujitsu world champion and recently turned MMA fighter Gabi Garcia finally has an opponent for her upcoming fight at September's Rizin Fighting Federation event. The news was announced by the promotion on Tuesday, along with other new match ups and participants of the open-weight tournament. The undefeated Garcia is set to take on football player Destanie Yarbrough, who's 1-0 as a professional fighter. Yarbrough made her MMA debut on April at The Warriors Cage 24, defeating Crystal Parson via first-round technical knockout. Meanwhile, the 30-year-old Garcia is 2-0 in MMA, with her last fight being in April where she submitted Anna Malyukova. Additionally, two more woman's bouts where added to the card, as three-time junior Olympic wrestling medalist Kanako Murata will take on Kyra Batara in a strawweight bout, and 25-year-old kickboxing veteran Rena Kubota will fight Olympic wrestler Miyuu Yamamoto. The weight class for Kubota vs. Yamamoto is yet to be announced.
Submitted Aug 16, 2016 5:41PM by JLS - 7 comments
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Carina Damm meets Kalindra Faria for women's bantamweight title at Titan FC 41
(mmajunkie.com)
A pair of titles will be on the line when Titan FC returns to South Florida next month. In the Titan FC 41 main event, Carina Damm (23-12) will meet Kalindra Faria (17-5-1) for the promotion’s inaugural women’s bantamweight title. That fight is a trilogy bout – the pair is 1-1 against each other. And in the co-feature, Farkhad Sharipov (16-6) takes on Andrew Whitney (14-4) in the final of a bantamweight tournament to determine Titan’s 135-pound men’s champ. Promotion officials recently announced the card, which will take place Sept. 9 at Bank United Center in Coral Gables, Fla. The event will stream live on UFC Fight Pass. Also announced for the card are four bouts pitting fighters from South Florida’s rival gyms, American Top Team and the Blackzilians. The Blackzilians’ Valdir Araujo (16-7) will meet ATT’s Taylor Krahl (7-3) in a 175-pound catchweight bout; ATT’s Steve Carl (22-5) fights Jason Jackson (5-2) at welterweight; the Blackzilians’ Demarques Jackson (5-0) fights Raush Manfio (7-1) at lightweight; and Caio Rocha (5-0) of the Blackzilians fights Aalon Cruz (3-1) at featherweight. Plus, a pair of heavyweights will make their pro debuts when Steve Mowry (0-0) takes on Romeo Valdez (0-0).
Submitted Aug 15, 2016 5:52PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Ben Saunders, booked for regional fight vs. Jacob Volkmann, explains UFC exit
(mmajunkie.com)
After a three-fight winning streak in his return to the UFC, Ben Saunders was stopped by Patrick Cote in January. Losing to a former title challenger to have a streak snapped is not something that normally would send a fighter packing from the UFC. But quietly, Saunders found himself no longer on the promotion’s roster. Next month, Saunders will get back to work for the first time since his loss to Cote, but it won’t be in the UFC. Instead, Saunders (19-7-2) will fight in Minnesota for Fight Night at the Island against fellow UFC vet Jacob Volkmann (19-6). The event takes place at Treasure Island Resort & Casino in Welch, Minn.
Submitted Aug 12, 2016 12:11PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Michal Materla-Rousimar Palhares Showdown to Headline KSW 36 on Oct. 1
(sherdog.com)
Former Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki middleweight champion Michal Materla will face mercurial Brazilian grappler Rousimar Palhares in the KSW 36 main event on Oct. 1 at the Sport and Entertainment Hall in Zielona Gora, Poland, In the co-headliner, Tomasz Narkun will defend his KSW light heavyweight crown against Ultimate Fighting Championship and Pride Fighting Championships veteran Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou.
Submitted Aug 9, 2016 5:13PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Joe Pingitore now meets Matt Bessette for vacant 145 title at CES MMA 37
(mmajunkie.com)
The promotional brass almost certainly will be glad to put CES MMA 37 behind them after Friday night, but the show is going on. In the new co-main event, Joe Pingitore (6-2-1) gets a shot at a title when he meets Matt Bessette (19-7) for the vacant featherweight belt, the promotion today announced. Pingitore gets the call in place of Stephen Cerventes (6-1), who was arrested this past Friday for two counts each of criminal sexual penetration and criminal sexual contact of a minor, according to court records obtained by the Albuquerque Journal. CES MMA 37 takes place Friday at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. The main card airs on AXS TV. The CES MMA 37 card now includes: MAIN CARD (AXS TV, 9 p.m. ET) Champ Andre Soukhamthath vs. Kin Moy – for bantamweight title Matt Bessette vs. Joe Pingitore – for vacant featherweight title Ashley Gooch vs. Greg Rebello – for vacant heavyweight title Roy Jones vs. Chuck O’Neil Bill Jones vs. TBA PRELIMINARY CARD (Untelevised, 7 p.m. ET) Pat McCrohan vs. Ruslan Melikov Roosevelt Archie vs. Marquis Brewster Mak Kelleher vs. Dylan Lockard Stepford Ewings vs. Mike Rodriguez
Submitted Aug 9, 2016 5:02PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Tragedy strikes Friday's CES MMA 37 event with fighter dead following car accident
(mmajunkie.com)
Massachusetts fighter Devin Carrier, 21, died over the weekend in a single-car crash, less than one week before he was scheduled to compete at Friday’s CES MMA 37 event at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. The accident was first reported by South Coast Today. “Everyone is very shaken up,” CES MMA rep Ed Kapp stated in an email to MMAjunkie. “He was just 21 years old and was a joy to work with.” CES MMA 37’s main card airs on AXS TV. The current CES MMA 37 lineup includes: MAIN CARD (AXS TV, 9 p.m. ET) Champ Andre Soukhamthath vs. Kin Moy – for bantamweight title Matt Bessette vs. opponent TBA – for vacant featherweight title Ashley Gooch vs. Greg Rebello Roy Jones vs. Chuck O’Neil Bill Jones vs. Joe Pingitore PRELIMINARY CARD (Untelevised, 7 p.m. ET) Pat McCrohan vs. Ruslan Melikov Roosevelt Archie vs. Marquis Brewster Mak Kelleher vs. Dylan Lockard
Submitted Aug 9, 2016 4:56PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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WSOF 32 salaries: Marlon Moraes cashes $180,000 for bantamweight title defense
(mmafighting.com)
Marlon Moraes may be a free agent, but there are six-figures worth of reasons for him to stay in World Series of Fighting. The WSOF bantamweight champion handily led the disclosed payroll for WSOF 32, earning $180,000 for his successful title defense over Josh Hill, according to information released Wednesday to MMA Fighting by the Washington State Department of Licensing. Main Card (NBC Sports Network) Marlon Moraes ($90,000 + $90,000 = $180,000) def. Josh Hill ($10,000) Lance Palmer ($28,000 + $28,000 = $56,000) def. Alexandre Almeida ($12,000) Caros Fodor* ($18,000 + $15,000 = $33,000) def. Phoenix Jones* ($12,000) Louis Taylor ($6,000 + $6,000 = $12,000) def. Phil Hawes ($5,000) Preliminary Card Hakeem Dawodu ($6,000 + $6,000 = $12,000) def. Marat Magomedov ($3,000) Rex Harris ($3,000 + $3,000 = $6,000) def. Nicolai Salchow ($3,000) Andrews Nakahara ($4,000 + $4,000 = $8,000) def. Travis Doerge ($1,500) Matt Kovacs ($1,000 + $1,000 = $2,000) def. Bill Widler ($1,500) Brett Malone ($750 + $750 = $1,500) def. Patrick Benson ($750) Matt Coble ($1,000 + $1,000 = $2,000) def. Colt Hausauer ($700) Tycen Lynn ($1,000 + $1,000 = $2,000) def. Justin Hugo ($1,000) Joe Elzea ($1,000 + $1,000 = $2,000) def. Marcos Lopez ($1,000) *Fodor received 20-percent of Jones' purses due to Jones missing weight
Submitted Aug 3, 2016 7:21PM by JLS - 4 comments
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Palhares, Sokoudjou featured on KSW 36 in October
(bloodyelbow.com)
KSW, Poland’s premier mixed martial arts promotion, announced on Monday afternoon that controversial UFC veteran Rousimar Palhares will headline their upcoming show in October. According to the press release, the Brazilian submission specialist infamously known for malicious behaviour and unsportsmanlike conduct during fights, will meet former middleweight champion Michal Materla. Palhares, who won the WSOF middleweight title against Steve Carl and defended it against Jon Fitch and Jake Shields, was stripped of the title and suspended for two years by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for holding onto submissions for too long. Barred from competition in North America, Palhares debuted in Venator FC in May and suffered a KO loss to relative unknown Emil Weber Meek.
Submitted Aug 2, 2016 5:52PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Rizin announces both mother, son competing on Sept. 25 show
(mmafighting.com)
In what looks to be a first-time ever occurrence in a major MMA promotion, both a mother and her son will be competing on the same stage next month. Rizin announced on Monday that Miyu Yamamoto, 41, a three-time world champion in women's freestyle wrestling, would make her MMA debut on their Sept. 25 show at the Saitama Super Arena. Her son, Asen Yamamoto (0-1), 19, will face Kizaemon Saiga, on the same show. Yamamoto lost his pro debut on New Year's Eve's Rizin show to Kron Gracie, the son of Rickson Gracie. Asen Yamamoto was an age group wold champion at 17 under the name Asen Sasaki. Both are members of Japan's "royal family" of wrestling, with patriarch Ikuei Yamamoto, who competed for Japan in the 1972 Olympics. Miyu Yamamoto was well known in Japan in the 90s because of her looks and being the daughter of the former Olympian, particularly after capturing a world championship at the age of 17 in 1991. In 1994, she did a freestyle wrestling match at the biggest women's pro wrestling event in history at the Tokyo Dome before 32,500 fans. She later won world championships in 1994 and 1995.
Submitted Aug 2, 2016 5:50PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Luis Santos meets ex-champ Igor Svirid in ONE Championship 46 main event in Indonesia
(mmajunkie.com)
ONE Championship will return to Indonesia later this month with a former champion in the main event. Ex-middleweight titleholder Igor Svirid (10-2) will take on Brazil’s Luis Santos (62-9-1) in the headlining bout of “ONE Championship 46: Titles and Titans.” The promotion recently announced the main event, as well as five other bouts for the card. ONE Championship 46 takes place Aug. 27 at Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta, Indonesia. The card will stream as an online pay-per-view. Also booked for the card: Jake Butler (7-1) vs. Marcin Prachnio (11-2) at light heavyweight; Edward Kelly (7-3) vs. Vincent Latoel (16-17-2) at featherweight; Sami Amin (5-3-1) vs. Anthony Engelen (4-2) at featherweight; Yohan Mulia Legowo (8-4) vs. Sunoto Peringkat (4-2) at featherweight; and Bernard Soriano (2-2) vs. Mario Wirawan (5-3) at bantamweight.
Submitted Aug 2, 2016 5:41PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA
 
World Series of Fighting event set for Madison Square Garden on New Year’s Eve
(bloodyelbow.com)
World Series of Fighting has announced a Big Apple event at Madison Square Garden on New Year’s Eve. With the recent legislative victories achieved within the Big Apple, the major MMA promotions will begin to flock to the sleepless city to provide fans the long awaited chance to witness professional mixed martial arts at the highest levels. The World Series of Fighting CEO Carlos Silva has just announced that the top promotion has scheduled a New Year’s Eve event at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Submitted Jul 31, 2016 9:28PM by JLS - 3 comments
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BJJ world champion signs with ONE
(bloodyelbow.com)
The transition between pure Brazilian jiu jitsu and mixed martial arts has proven to be difficult in recent years. As mixed martial artists have become more well-rounded, elite jiu jitsu fighters have began to struggle when they make the switch to MMA. This hasn't put off Michelle Nicolini, who has decided to focus solely on MMA after signing with ONE Championship. Michelle Nicolini is one of the greatest grapplers alive. Nicolini is an 10-time world champion, an ADCC silver and gold medalist, who has continuously beaten the best over the past decade. After retiring from BJJ after the 2016 World Championships, many believed Nicolini would look to build upon her 2 -1 MMA record, but few expected the grappler to sign with ONE.
Submitted Jul 25, 2016 6:00PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA, Other MMA Organizations
 
Cro Cop: USADA Offered Me Protection If I Snitched
(lowkickmma.com)
Shortly after retiring following being slapped with a two-year suspension from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), mixed martial arts (MMA) legend Mirko Cro Cop was reportedly offered protection from his two-year ban if he would ‘snitch on another fighter’. Ina Ferencic took to Twitter to break the story, stating Cro Cop revealed the news on a Croatian RTL video interview:
Submitted Jul 24, 2016 2:31PM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Done with major MMA gyms, Melvin Guillard's goal is to collect full paycheck at Bellator 159
(mmajunkie.com)
More than two years have passed since Melvin Guillard was credited with a full paycheck. It’s all by his own doing, though; he’s either failed to collect his win bonus, or a portion of his contracted money was taken away due to missing weight. It’s been a rough couple of years for Guillard (32-16-2 MMA, 0-2 BMMA), who Friday’s Bellator 159 co-main event showdown with David Rickels (17-4 MMA, 11-4 BMMA) on the first three-fight losing skid of his career. He has just three victories in his past 12 fights overall. The past five years have been a forgettable stretch for “The Young Assassin,” who at 33 and with more than 50 professional fights on his resume, isn’t all that young anymore.
Submitted Jul 22, 2016 12:37AM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Legacy FC 59 set for return to Houston with Trevin Giles vs. Isaac Villanueva headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
Legacy FC will return to Houston in September for a card headlined by a middleweight showdown. Legacy FC 59 takes place September 16 from Arena Theater in Houston. The main card airs on AXS TV. The complete Legacy FC 59 card includes: MAIN CARD (AXS TV, 10 p.m. ET) Trevin Giles vs. Isaac Villanueva Ray Blodgett vs. Jason Langellier Alex Black vs. Takayuki Iijima Domingo Pilarte vs. Cody Williams Rashad Coulter vs. Jeremy Hardy Colin Wright vs. Adrian Yanez Randy McCullough vs. Mike Trinh PRELIMINARY CARD (untelevised 8 p.m. ET) Chad Cook vs. Danny Orr Bi Nguyen vs. opponent TBA Manny Lozoya vs. Dulani Perry AJ Hoffman vs. Thomas Moreno Chase Eastham vs. Angel Zamora Leomana Martinez vs. opponent TBA
Submitted Jul 22, 2016 12:36AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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